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Do you treat pre flu symptoms with ibuprofen and acidomidaphine every 2 hrs alternating? No cough no nausea no sore throay. Fever of 102 and body aches. Pt is 6 yrs old

Do you treat pre flu symptoms with ibuprofen and acidomidaphine every 2 hrs alternating?  No cough no nausea no sore throay.  Fever of 102 and body aches.  Pt is 6 yrs old

Flu-like symptoms: Strictly limit the use of these two together in any patient, particularly a 6 year old. Acetaminophen can be very toxic to the liver and the two together are unnecessary. Children tolerate fever quite well and unless they are very very uncomfortable there is no need to treat it. Please be careful. ...Read more

Dr. Heidi Fowler
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Flu (Definition)

The flu, otherwise known as influenza, is a viral infection of the nose and throat. Symptoms of influenza include fever, chills, runny nose, muscle aches, fatigue, malaise, headaches, and coughing. Children with the flu often have nausea and vomiting as well. Some strains of the flu are preventable by getting a yearly flu ...Read more


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What is done for flu symptoms?

What is done for flu symptoms?

Flu: If you have the flu hydrate well w water, herbal teas, soup or juice. Drink sufficiently to have pale to light yellow urine. You can use pain relievers like tylenol (acetaminophen) or nsaid’s. Rest a lot! in some situations antiviral medications (tamiflu, relenza, flumadine) may be prescribed within the first couple of days of symptoms to hasten healing or they can be used after flu exposure to prevent illness. ...Read more

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What can be done for flu symptoms?

What can be done for flu symptoms?

Rest with the flu: Fluids, rest and analgesics (motrin, tylenol, (acetaminophen) etc) are the cornerstones of treating influenza. You will generally feel as if you were run over by truck for sevral days and then be on the mend. If the symptoms persist, you may be suffering from one of the complications and you should see your doctor asap! ...Read more

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Why do flu symptoms worsen at night?

Why do flu symptoms worsen at night?

Not true: That is not necessarily true. That may be just for you. Time of day does not affect the severity of flu symptoms. ...Read more

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How come i only have flu symptoms at home?

How come i only have flu symptoms at home?

Heads up: It's a long shot, but if you only feel ill when you are in your house, there is a carbon monoxide problem until proved otherwise. Take it from this pathologist. ...Read more

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How can you relieve flu symptoms naturally?

How can you relieve flu symptoms naturally?

Fluids and rest.: Symptoms should be treated with lots of fluids and rest. Caugh can be treated with tea and honey. Muscle aches and headaches can be helped using the herb fever few. ...Read more

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How can you relieve flu symptoms naturally?

Flu: Hydrate well. Tylenol (acetaminophen) or non-steroidal anti-inflammatory medications for fever/ pain. Rest. Symptomatic relief of other symptoms. ...Read more

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What do you suggest to beat early flu symptoms?

Antiviral meds: In some situations antiviral medications (tamiflu, relenza, (zanamivir) flumadine) may be prescribed within the first couple of days of symptoms to hasten healing. ...Read more

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Flu symptoms gone within a day, is that possible?

Flu symptoms gone within a day, is that possible?

It is possible.: Especially if you have a mild case of the flu. The major symptoms of the flu usually last for about 2 to 5 days. ...Read more